Faculty of Engineering

Biomedical - Information Technology Major (2015)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2015.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Biomedical - Information Technology Major (2015)
CP Required: 192
Min FT Duration: 4.00 Years
Min PT Duration: 4.00 Years
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2016, 2015

2. Requirements

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Biomedical) are required to complete 192 credit points comprising (a) 144 credit points of the core and elective Biomedical Engineering units of study plus (b) 48 credit points in a specialist major offered by the Faculty as shown in the accompanying tables. Students who do not meet the 65% average marks requirement throughout their program will be awarded the PASS degree, Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)

Acceptable alternative units of study

Most units of study offered by the Science Faculty shown in the tables can be replaced by an equivalent advanced level unit, subject to prerequisite conditions (as required by the Faculty of Science) being met. Students considering doing advanced options should seek advice from their department before enrolling.

Study abroad

Students undertaking Study Abroad in a particular year of their degree must enrol in the appropriate International Exchange Program units of study as an alternative to a semester's standard units.

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHEM1101: Chemistry 1A
Core
6 ENGG1960: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Core
6 INFO1103: Introduction to Programming
Core
3 MATH1001: Differential Calculus


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1021.
Core
3 MATH1002: Linear Algebra

Note: The semester enrolment sequence shown in these tables is recommended for Biomedical Engineering students majoring in Information Technology. Majors in other areas are also available but will require a different sequence for completion within the expected four year timeframe.

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHEM1102: Chemistry 1B
Core
6 INFO1105: Data Structures
Core
3 MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1023.
Core
3 MATH1005: Statistics
Core
6 MBLG1001: Molecular Biology and Genetics (Intro)

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC1103: Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Core
6 COMP2129: Operating Systems and Machine Principles
Core
6 INFO2120: Database Systems 1
Core
6 MATH2067: DEs and Vector Calculus for Engineers

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME1362: Materials 1
Core
6 COMP2007: Algorithms and Complexity
Core
6 INFO2110: Systems Analysis and Modelling
Core
6 MECH2901: Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 MECH3660: Manufacturing Engineering


Note: From 2018 BE(Biomedical) students should take AMME3660 instead of MECH3660.
18 Select from Unit Block:
IT Recommended Electives for IT Major in BE Biomed

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC2104: Electronic Devices and Circuits
Core
6 ELEC2302: Signals and Systems
Core
6 MECH3921: Biomedical Design and Technology
Core
6 AMME4790: Introduction to Biomechatronics


Note: ELEC3802 is an acceptable alternative.

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME4111: Thesis A


Note: Students in the IT major can replace AMME4111,AMME4112 with INFO4991,4992 IT Research Thesis subject to the approval of the Director of the Biomedical Program.
Core
6 AMME4971: Tissue Engineering
Core
0 ENGG4000: Practical Experience
6 Select from Unit Block:
Recommended Biomedical Electives


Note: The degree requires 18 credit points of these units including at least one of the following four units: AMME4990, AMME4992, CHNG5605 or ELEC5701.
6 Select from AMME4981: Applied Biomedical Engineering
COMP5424: Information Technology in Biomedicine


Note: COMP5456 may be done in semester 2 as an eligible alternative

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME4112: Thesis B


Note: Students in the IT major can replace AMME4111,AMME4112 with INFO4991,4992 IT Research Thesis subject to the approval of the Director of the Biomedical Program.
Core
6 MECH4961: Biomechanics and Biomaterials
12 Select from Unit Block:
Recommended Biomedical Electives


Note: The degree requires 18 credit points of these units including at least one of the following four units: AMME4990, AMME4992, CHNG5605 or ELEC5701.

4. Pathways

No streams/majors defined for this course version.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - IT Recommended Electives for IT Major in BE Biomed (Min CP: 18,Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP3308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 6 Semester 1
COMP3419 Graphics and Multimedia 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP3615 Computer Science Project 6 Semester 2
INFO3220 Object Oriented Design 6 Semester 1
INFO3315 Human-Computer Interaction 6 Semester 2
INFO3404 Database Systems 2 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: Choose 18cp from this block.

Block 2 - Applied Biomedical Computing Units (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME4981 Applied Biomedical Engineering 6 Semester 1
COMP5424 Information Technology in Biomedicine 6 Semester 1
COMP5456 Introduction to Bioinformatics [not running] 6 Semester 2

Block 3 - Recommended Biomedical Electives (Min CP: 18,Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME4710 Computer Vision and Image Processing 6 Semester 2
AMME4990 Biomedical Product Development 6 Semester 1
AMME4992 Regulatory Affairs in the Medical Industry 6 Semester 2
AMME5931 Nanomaterials in Medicine 6 Semester 1
AMME5951 Fundamentals of Neuromodulation 6 Semester 1
AMME5962 Introduction to Mechanobiology 6 Semester 2
AMME5995 Advanced Bionics 6 Semester 1
CHNG5601 Membrane Science 6 Semester 1
CHNG5602 Cellular Biophysics [not offered in 2020] 6 Semester 1
CHNG5603 Advanced Process Modelling & Simulation 6 Semester 1
CHNG5604 Advanced Membrane Engineering 6 Semester 2
CHNG5605 Bio-Products: Laboratory to Marketplace 6 Semester 2
COMP5048 Visual Analytics 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC3305 Digital Signal Processing 6 Semester 1
ELEC3803 Bioelectronics [not offered in 2020] 6 Semester 2
ELEC5514 Networked Embedded Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5614 Real Time Computing 6 Semester 1
ELEC5701 Technology Venture Creation 6 Semester 2
MECH4902 Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering 6 Semester 2
MECH5701 Computers in Real Time Control and Instrumentation 6 Semester 1
MECH5720 Sensors and Signals 6 Semester 2
MECH5907 Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering 6 Semester 2
MTRX5700 Experimental Robotics 6 Semester 1

Note: MECH4902 has been replaced by MECH5907 from 2017. At least 18 credit points (three units of study) must be selected from the units listed above including at least one of the following: AMME4990, AMME4992, CHNG5605 or ELEC5701.